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By Steven Johnson//Contributing Writer MTSU’s offense was certainly a strong point of the team last year and offensive coordinator Buster Faulkner seems intent on keeping it that way. His preferred method of choice? Open competition at the most important positions in the Blue Raider offense: quarterback and running back. Last season, centered around the zone-read, …

MURFREESBORO – Middle Tennessee’s Athletics Department announced the dates for its Homecoming, Family Weekend and Salute to Armed Services/Veterans Day for the 2015 Blue Raider football season on Thursday. Homecoming is set for MTSU’s Oct. 3 game against Southeastern Conference foe Vanderbilt. The Blue Raiders’ Sept. 19 matchup with Charlotte has been designated as Family …

By Steven Johnson//Contributing Wrtier After finishing 8-5 in 2013, Middle Tennessee took a step back last year, as it finished the season 6-6, failing to receive a bowl bid. The Blue Raiders will kick off their spring practice Saturday. Spring practice was set to begin Friday, but was postponed due to inclement weather. Here are …

By Austin Nelson//Contributing Writer With a class of 24 confirmed on National Signing Day, head coach Rick Stockstill and staff know that the work is just beginning for the team. “All that matters now is how hard they work, how hard they compete, and how dedicated they can be,” Stockstill said Wednesday afternoon at a …

The first Wednesday of February marks National Signing Day for college football. Middle Tennessee currently has 24 commits for the 2015 season, which includes cornerback Dontavious Heard and running back I’Tavius Mathers. Heard was originally scheduled to be an early enrollee, but did not qualify academically. Heard will look to enroll for the summer semester. …

Junior College was a pool of wealth for Middle Tennessee recruiting in 2014, as seven of the nine JUCO members managed to break into the two-deep rotation. The linebackers were the most prominent and vital group for the class, as three of the front seven defenders entered the season and contributed from the very beginning. “When you …